Sports Briefs — Oct. 18, 2017

Men’s hoops league set in Port Angeles

The Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department hosts a men’s basketball league this fall, with the season beginning the week of Nov. 5. The league is open to men 18 years or older. Games are at Roosevelt Elementary School. Cost is $700 per team. Players without a team can get on a “free agent” list. Deadline for teams is Oct. 20. Team packets are available at the parks department office, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. For more information, call Dan Estes at 360-417-4557 or email to destes@cityofpa.us.

Roller derby Saturday

Port Scandalous Roller Derby host a bout against the Rolling Hills Derby Dames from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for military/seniors/youths aged 7-12, or free for those 6 and younger. The event features a beer garden (21+) and a 50-50 raffle. For more information, see www.facebook.com/events/742752969261222 or email board.psrd@gmail. com.

Reinking gets first ace

Bob Reinking of Sequim sank his first-ever hole-in-one at hole No. 8 at The Cedars at Dungeness on Oct 13. Reinking used an 8-iron driver on the 117-yard hole. Joel McGhee of Sequim and Briann Gibbs of Port Angeles witnessed the feat.

Oliver, McGuffey win at Crab Fest 5K

Jackson Oliver took the men’s title while Kyrsten McGuffey won the women’s title and placed third overall at the 2017 Crab Fest 5K Fun Run, held on Oct. 7 in Port Angeles. Division winners included: Oliver, men under 40 (17:23); Eric Dieterle, men over 40 (24:46); McGuffey, women under 40 (20:20); and Tara Martin Lopez, women over 40 (24:36). Naaman McGuffey was second overall, finishing in 19:55.

OPRA finishes strong

Fifteen Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association athletes traveled to Priest River in northern Idaho for the Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta on Sept. 30, and OPRA dominated the event by winning nine of the 11 junior races.

OPRA juniors and junior rowers from Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association faced each other for a friendly competition. These two teams made up the majority of the 60 juniors who participated in this year’s regatta. Juniors from the Rockies Rowing Club, Nelson Rowing and Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association completed the field.

OPRA novices also competed for the first time in a head race and won in each event they entered.

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